E12: Epic Fails in SPAAACE!!! (with Ryan Paul Thompson)

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s historic mission to the moon, Erik and Chris kick off Season 2 with a galactic-sized space-themed episode! Skylab, Voskhod 2, failed probes, Elon Musk, super stubborn Soviet scientists, and a special guest interview with Space GAAM’s Ryan Paul Thompson on some of the biggest fails in video game history!

For more epic (space) fails, check out “The Race to Space: Countdown to Liftoff” by Erik Slader and Ben Thompson!

Tickets are available now for SPACE GAAM! (Saturday, August 17th at the Schultz Center in Jacksonville, Florida)

Music clips:

“Space Oddity” by David Bowie (1969), “The X-Files Theme” (1993), and “Metroid” (NES, 1987)

Movie clips:

“2001: A Space Odyssey” (1968), “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” (1975), “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” (2005), “The Martian” (2015)

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Erik Slader

Erik Slader is the creator of “Epik Fails of History” a blog (and podcast) about the most epic fails… of history. With Ben Thompson, Erik is the co-author of the Epic Fails middle grade book series, including The Wright Brothers: Nose-Diving Into History and The Race to Space: Countdown to Liftoff. His latest book, “2299” is a sci-fi / noir novella. Erik is also an editor on Podcasters Assemble and a co-host on 2 Young 4 This Trek, as well as a contributor to Geek to Geek Media and ComicZombie.net! He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Media, once managed a comic book shop, has a weakness for fancy coffee as well as retro video games, and currently lives in Green Cove Springs, Florida with too many cats.

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